The sea mist from the Goblin event the previous day had thankfully cleared, setting the F24 Newquay event up for a glorious sunny day. This year’s event had 20 cars filling up the grid, which is a record number of entries for F24 at the Newquay event.
The 9th Newquay Goblin event took place on Wednesday 17th June on a foggy – but dry, day at Newquay Airport. The event was supported and sponsored by the local Cornwall College, who not only had plenty of volunteers on site to help run the day they also ran their STEM marquee, which was filled with lots of hands on activities for the students to take part in throughout the event day.
The first southern F24 heat and round of the 2015 F24+ championship took place on Sunday 14th June at Goodwood motor circuit.
With a record number of entrants for the Goodwood heat, we had a busy grid of around 55 cars in F24. There was a mixture of local teams, teams from further afield, as well as a few new teams making their debut. We also invited Formula E School Series teams to use the Goodwood heat as a shakedown for their newly built Kit Cars, in anticipation of the Formula E School Series race at the London ePrix on 27th June.
Saturday 13th June was the second day of Greenpower at The Grampian Transport Museum, this time for the Goblin event. We welcomed 30 teams on the day, with a good mix of old and new teams taking part. The teams arrived keen as ever and we were overwhelmed by the number of portfolios handed in and the standard was very high. We were lucky to have volunteers from the event sponsor TAQA to judge them, which was no easy task! The eventual portfolio winner was Crathes school, but there were many in the running for the award.
Friday’s regional heat for IET Formula 24 saw 15 teams come together from around the north of Scotland to take part in two thrilling 90 minute races on the compact oval track at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Aberdeenshire.
The event was supported by TAQA for the fourth year running, both in terms of supporting schools taking part and the event itself, in particular with an amazing team of volunteers who ensured a smooth running day.
Saturday 23rd May 2015 was the third Greenpower Goblin event in Northern Ireland and the second at Nutts corner circuit. The weather was on our side for a second year in a row and we had 20 cars competing, in a bigger event than in 2014. The event took place alongside the F24 and F24+ event too - giving the children the opportunity to see the next step in Greenpower whilst they competed in their own event. The event was well supported by local volunteers, staff fromt he schools and parents who had given up the Saturday to attend.
The 23rd May saw our annual trip to Northern Ireland for our Goblin, F24 and F24+ event at Nutts Corner. The lovely sunny weather started early on in the morning, setting a fantastic atmosphere for the day’s events. The F24 and F24+ day started with a morning practice, a great opportunity to blow away the cob webs that develop over the off season. Practice was soon finished, and the teams now have to switch to race mode.